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“When in Sri Lanka remember you're in Sri Lanka.”

Cormaran Beach Club
Ranked #34 of 97 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, European, International
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Cormaran Beach Club is a beautiful property located right on the famous Unawatuna beach. The restaurant was opened in 2006 and now its running under a new management to provide the guests a better service. We are looking forward to providing the best of our services to anyone who comes in looking for it. Sri Lanka is famous for its hospitality and our Mission is to make the guests have the same opinion about oour restaurant
Anchorage, Alaska
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“When in Sri Lanka remember you're in Sri Lanka.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

I always try to stay with the local food, forget the Dutch-Mex and the Outback Steak house mentality. Rice and curry is a common theme with Sri Lanka so enjoy what is done well while you are here. So following this theme and being one not to mess up a good thing I ordered vegetable rice and curry spicy. My friend ordered the same not spicy. My food was really good so was my friend's food except his showed up as fish curry. Luckily he likes fish and had skipped it as a choice since he did not want to mess with bones, there were no bones luckily.

The atmosphere for the restaurant is a open air restaurant on the edge of the ocean, when I say open it means no walls only a pitched roof with massive hanging lamps. The wait staff was attentive and well trained. The place is unique in Unawatuna since you get so close to the water without having to be on the beach to eat. Also has free WiFi.

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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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Southport, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great service, poor food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

We chose this restaurant for my birthday. My boyfriend told the staff whilst I was in the bathroom and they were fantastic in making our night special. We had no complaints with the staff. They were unfortunately let down by the food. Steak is not great in Sri Lanka but it was particularly leathery here. It was such a shame as its a beautiful restaurant with attentive staff.

  • Visited October 2012
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Bordeaux, France
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Fantastic views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Ideal for the evening cocktail and perhaps one of the best sea views in unawatuna . Liked the friendliness and disliked the fact that they were trying to serve fancy food rather than specialising in the local produce.

Visited December 2011
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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Good rice & curry”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

Most restaurants on the beach seemed to serve Italian or grilled fish, so we struggled to find good rice & curry. This place was the best we found, although we did have to tell them to spice it up (Sri Lankan style) just to make sure we didn't get the bland curry imitation we found the night before.

Service was OK and the waiter friendly, and food was very nice. Setting is perfect - just off the beach, and without the tacky plastic garden chairs that sink into the sand...Catered for the children too, who ate everything. Worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2012
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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“Great view, crappy service and Caterpillars”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

Only thing going for this place is the idyllic location and superb view. Food was OK, but the time it took to get a simple sandwich was truly astonishing. The waiter didn't have any idea what was on the menu and kept going back to discuss with the other waiters and chef before responding to the most basic of requests. And they still got it wrong. The place also had caterpillars crawling all over the place. This didn't seem to bother the staff though.

  • Visited September 2012
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